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Farmers in Acholi raise concern over dilapidated produce stores

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the Acholi sub-region have raised concern over the sorry state of produce stores built by the government during the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebels post conflict. Several stores across the eight districts in the region are non-functional or their roofs were blown out by violent …

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Kabale RDC notifies wetland encroachers to resist NEMA and police evictions

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda has told people farming in the wetlands to resist any attempts to evict them by National Environment Management Authority-NEMA and Water ministry officials supported by the environmental police until the district authorities are satisfied the exercise is going to be …

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Karimojong farmers demand tractors from agriculture minister

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF will provide farm tools such as tractors and drying equipment to serious farmers in Karamoja, Minister Vincent Ssempijja has revealed. He was speaking during the launch of phase two of Karamoja feeds program on Friday, which is jointly being …

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Rwengaju sub county model farmers shun milk cooler

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The milk cooler in Rwengaju Model Sub County in Kabarole district is operating way below capacity after it was shunned by farmers.  The cooler, which is located in Kidubuli village, was donated to the farmers by National Agricultural Advisory Services – Naads in 2020 after farmers …

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Brisk tomato business amidst scarcity in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Traders in Busia district are in profitable tomato business due to high demand amidst tomatoes scarcity. The price for a full box of tomatoes has hiked from 200,000 shillings to 400,000 shillings, while a full basin of tomatoes is currently at 60,000 shillings from previous price of …

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More than 100 farmers face eviction from rented farm land

Farmers in Bunyangabu district are facing eviction due to family bickering on the rightful owner of the land Bunyangabu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 farmers renting land belonging to Andrew Bazalirwaki, a resident of Kakinga town council in Bunyangabu district are facing eviction by his son, John Kiiza, who …

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